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Volume 175: debated on Monday 2 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether aid for developing countries to adopt chlorofluorocarbons substitutes will be additional to the current aid budget; and if he has anything to add to his answer of 14 May, Official Report, column 343, concerning the amount of aid to be given for this purpose over the next three years.

Britain's contribution of up to $15 million to the funding mechanism to help developing countries meet their obligations under the strengthened Montreal protocol will be separate from the aid budget to developing countries. It will form part of a new and separate item in the ODA's expenditure plans.